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Golden Years Briefs


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Dec. 23, 2018 - 12:14 AM

Nominations open for Senior of the Week

Seniors are an important part of the community who are often not recognized as much as they should be.  Do you know a senior who uses his or her retirement time to volunteer or help others? A “Senior of the Week” will be highlighted on Sundays on the Senior Living page in The Newnan Times-Herald. To nominate someone you think is worthy of the honor, email kandice@newnan.com with the nominee’s name, why he or she should be Senior of the Week, and a photo.

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County hosts Annual Senior Christmas Luncheon

Coweta County hosted its Annual Christmas Luncheon, offered to all Coweta seniors over the age of 55, on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Pine Road.

The luncheon is held twice a year to honor the senior community of Coweta. The Christmas luncheon is held over two days to accommodate all of the participants.

Patricia Hood, the county’s senior program coordinator, said nearly 300 seniors were served Wednesday and about 250 were served Thursday.

The meals are prepared by the Coweta County Prison kitchen staff as part of the prison’s effort to give back to the community of seniors, many of them from senior centers across the county. All inmates who participated were minimum-security felons.

Items for consideration as Golden Years Briefs should be emailed to kandice@newnan.com, faxed to 770-253-2538, or mailed to Attn: Golden Years Briefs, The Newnan Times-Herald, P.O. Box 1052, Newnan, GA 30264. Email submissions are preferred.